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Government spent more than £500,000 of taxpayer money moving these four West Midlands academies

The government spent more than £500,000 of taxpayers’ cash to help move four academies in the West Midlands to new sponsors in the last financial year. Two were in Birmingham: the Ark Academy Victoria, previously known as Perry Beeches V, and Arena...

yesterday, 17:19 in Regional West
 

Hidden underground lake could provide clean energy for Solihull homes

An underground lake near Solihull town centre might provide a novel means of heating nearby buildings. The borough council is currently investigating whether it is possible to take advantage of the "ambient heat" generated by the natural...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional West
 

EXCLUSIVE: Middle East group lodge bid with Tony Xia for control of Aston Villa

Aston Villa’s cash crisis could soon be resolved as it can be revealed that a Middle East group have lodged a bid for control of the club. Owner Tony Xia has been discussing possible solutions with a number of interested parties and now has a...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional West
 

Aston Villa owner Tony Xia closes in on fresh investment

Aston Villa’s cash crisis could soon be resolved as Tony Xia is close to securing fresh investment. The owner has been discussing possible solutions with a number of interested parties and now has a preferred group on board. BirminghamLive understands...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional West
 

Police trawl CCTV to trace gunmen who opened fire on Mercedes at Hunters Moon pub

Police are trawling CCTV in a bid to trace gunmen who walked into a Birmingham pub car park and fired at a Mercedes in a 'targeted attack'. West Midlands Police have appealed for information following the shooting at the Hunters Moon pub in Coleshill...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional West
 

Watch: People hang out of Range Rovers as luxury car convoy blast horns along busy Great Barr junction

This was the moment a convoy of luxury super car drivers brought a busy city junction to a standstill - with some people risking their lives by hanging out of a Range Rover. The chaos erupted during rush hour on Wednesday as those travelling along...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional West
 

Coronation Street spoilers: Liz and Jim McDonald's daughter Katie to return from the dead

Coronation Street viewers are set to be stunned by a forthcoming twist in the soap. The ITV show is set to make jaws drop - by bringing back a character from the DEAD. Yes. You read that right. Corrie will stun viewers by giving Jim and Liz McDonald's...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional West
 

£63k Range Rover Vogue left outside Erdington dealership Lancaster Land Rover in protest

A motorist has plastered their £63,000 Range Rover Vogue with slogans and left it outside a Birmingham dealership in an apparent dispute. The Lancaster Land Rover customer parked the black 2016 vehicle on the central reservation, facing towards the...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional West
 

West Midlands Police deal with seven knife crimes every day

West Midlands Police are dealing with seven knife crimes every day. New official figures show there were 2,850 knife crimes in the area served by West Midlands Police over 12 months. That's up from 2,394 the year previously - an increase of 19%. The...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional West
 

Brummie drivers warned of ‘white van tan’ dangers as heatwave continues

Birmingham drivers are being urged to cover up before jumping behind the wheel as the UK continues to see scorching temperatures. But it seems motorists across the UK aren’t aware that they could be giving themselves sun damage just by doing one...

yesterday, 10:43 in Regional West
 

Burst water main at busy Tamworth junction

Engineers are currently dealing with a burst water main at a busy junction in Tamworth. Water is leaking at the junction of Sutton Road and Watling Street this morning (Thursday, July 19). One eyewitness described the leaks as "like...

yesterday, 10:43 in Regional West
 

Birmingham heatwave returning for school holidays with 'furnace'-like temperatures forecast

Temperatures are on the rise with most of Britain set for another hot and sunny weekend. Much of the country will stay dry on Thursday, with some much needed rain expected to reach Scotland by the afternoon and possible showers in eastern England. The...

yesterday, 10:43 in Regional West
 

Thousands of Brits could get £10,000 in benefits compensation after government gaffe

Tens of thousands of disabled people denied welfare benefits due to Government error are to receive additional back-payments totalling as much as £150 million. The payout results from a decision by Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey to ditch a...

yesterday, 10:43 in Regional West
 

Armed police flood Midland streets after series of gun and knife incidents

A cache of deadly weapons have been taken off the streets and nearly half a dozen suspects are in custody following a spate of shocking police reports. Armed cops were called to Waterson Croft, Chelmsley Wood, just before 11.30am, on Wednesday, after...

yesterday, 10:22 in Regional West
 

This former Aston Villa man is in the Guinness Book of Records - for the best reason ever!

Aston Villa target Axel Tuanzebe has just entered the famous Guinness World Book of Records - but you most likely wouldn’t guess what for! The young defender, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Villa, has attended Manchester United’s...

yesterday, 09:50 in Regional West
 


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